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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 08:12 AM

I fell in love with this car in 1985 when it was new. It belonged to my mother in law but she had not drove it since about 1990 when she retired. She always had dad take her every where or she drove dads newer Park Ave. Dad took over driving it when he had to go some place and was going alone as mom said with 77.000 miles on it she was afraid it would break down. We are not sure the last time it was driven possible 2008, maybe 2009 dad had colon cancer and was in treatment all of 2009 and passed away in November 2009. It has always been in the garage except for a stint when dad was parking it under a pine tree on hot summer days. I made a offer to buy it in 2011, but for some reason Mom was not interested in selling it. made a offer in 2013 too but again not interested then either. 

In late August Mom fell and broke her hip, not sure what changed but she asked my wife if I still wanted her Buick. You bet I did so a deal was struck. I didn't want to start it after setting for that long with out changing the oil so pushed it out of the garage, raised it and drained the engine oil & filter. I took the battery out because even though on a tender it only showed 5V on my meter. Once out I saw the tiny crack down near the bottom so I bought a new battery. Once the new battery was in I poured about a ounce of gasoline down the 4 barrel carb and turned the key. Yea we have ignition a little ruff for about 10 minute's. There is a K of C hall and drive way about a 100 feet down the road so I took it down there and drove it around for about 15 minutes all the time I had for it that day. Next day I went to the DMV and applied for a historical plate, cost $10.00 for 30 years of driving. Also took it to a shop so it could get the tranny fluid and filter changed, has 83,000 miles on it. 


So it is a 1985 Buick LaSaber limited Collector edition the last year of the rear wheel drive , delivered February 2nd 1985 as ordered at the dealer in December 1984 just how mom wanted it. 


Remember this is a Michigan car.













:D   Al

Edited by alleyyooper, October 06, 2016 - 08:48 AM.

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 08:49 AM

This post is in desperate need of a photograph.

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 08:54 AM

Your new car sound sweat my mother has a 85 or latter model of a turbo diesel voxwagon up on my grandfathers hill needs a new full pump and a intearor but it ran when we park it their

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 08:57 AM

Great shape and you certainly know it's history. Congrats, all the best with it  :thumbs:

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 09:05 AM

Cool story, thanks for sharing AL.  

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 09:07 AM

That is in great shape.

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 09:20 AM

so some crager ss rims, dual exhaust, tint out the windows.. .
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Posted October 06, 2016 - 09:34 AM

Very cool Buick, 307 Olds engine in those, not hot rods, but very durable and dependable.

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Beauty!! My sons call those big old cars "boats" with reverence in their voices.

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Staying box stock so I can drive it with the 30 year historical plate $10.00 for those 30 trumps and mods.. Has a 350 chevy 4 barrel carb, but still not a race car. It floats down the road, my land yacht it is.  


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Nice car

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Awesome ride! Glad you finally can call it yours!

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 12:35 PM

  Love the old ones!! We've had an '89 century for about 5 yrs we bought at an estate sale that had 77k miles. Story was it belonged to an elderly lady who'd passed. Her husband bought it for her new. It's nickle and dimed me but nothing major so far, just routine maintenance.


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 02:16 PM

Great looking car! So cool to keep it in family! Would love to still have my dads 1986 Monte Carlo ss!

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 02:38 PM

I love it     A fine automobile from back in the day when you would see a car and be able to tell who made it  and you didn't need $10,000 worth of diagnostic tools to fix em  

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